Koojan Hills Reality K46, purchased February 2016 from Lew Smit at his final
Koojan Hills bull sale.
No sons in the 2017 Ardcairnie Bull Sale but watch the catalogue for the 2018 event!
2018 Bull Sale
Our 2018 Ardcairnie Bull Sale was held on Tuesday 30th January. The very windy weather was somewhat challenging but that’s one thing we cannot control! If you were here, thank you for attending – we enjoy catching up with lots of our friends on sale day – even if it is briefly! For us as vendors, the support received yesterday was record breaking on several points and we very much appreciated that.
If you registered, thank you for that interest. If you were a buyer – as always, thank you for your confidence in our stock and for your support. We hope that your purchase(s) will settle down in their new environments, live up to your expectations and do the job required! To the under-bidders, thank you most sincerely for your support.
Sale statistics: we catalogued 88 bulls and all 88 were offered. There were 44 registrations, 26 buyers of which seven were new buyers of Ardcairnie genetics. 52 sold to a top of $12,250 with 19 sold at their catalogue price; 33 sold from $250 to $6,500 more – as always, buyer competition is wonderful for us as vendors! That number sold includes the one sold immediately after the sale.
After a couple of calls and visits this weekend, we have 34 bulls remaining for sale - details of these bulls can be found in our 'reducing catalogue' - PDF copy of which is available by clicking here.
The AI sires of the sale bulls include Ardrossan Justice J93, Esslemont Bartel E7, Prime Juggernaut J15, Ardrossan Honour H255, BT Right Time 24J, VAR Reserve 1111, and Ardcairnie F96; the paddock sires are a yearling we purchased, Esslemont Bartel K5, and Ardcairnie bred sires G10, H10, H33, H35, J28, J67, J198.
We repeat: we neither use or sell any bulls that are not free by pedigree or by test of the four genetic conditions for which Angus Australia has tests. As things keep changing, we regularly check the Angus website to ensure the status of each bull for the four genetic conditions is F (= free by test) or FU (= free by pedigree), and if it is not, then we havetested. We also ear notch test for BVDV, as well as giving initial and booster vaccinations of Ultravac 7 in 1, Vibrovax and Pestigard. No credit system operates at the Ardcairnie Bull Sale – any issues through the year are dealt with quickly.
Ardcairnie bulls are offered for sale in working condition (probably about Score 3 condition), a philosophy we have retained since Ardcairnie bulls were first offered for sale. They are ready to work when the buyer needs them to work, with a reasonable chance of performing without breakdowns. The bulls have been running together in one mob since weaning.
Mustering our cattle is sometimes done on foot, sometimes that and a ute, occasionally a quad. Often moving to the next paddock is done by opening the gate and calling them up. We do not use horses or two wheel motor bikes.
Our herd Ident is WJM so if you would like to examine any of our cattle in more detail than the catalogue shows, just use the Angus Society web page Animal Search tab, type in, for example, WJMF250 and you can see his pedigree and his progeny - just keep clicking!
We enjoy visitors so just ring 0417 942 326 to arrange a convenient time if you’d like to see what we do, or see the remaining sale bulls in their paddock.
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